Thursday, October 06, 2022

Letters to the Editor

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Updated 1 week ago

Reflecting on growth in Whitefish Schools

As we begin autumn, I’d like to reflect on change and progress in Whitefish Schools. We’ve had a fantastic start...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Fixing the department of ‘miseducation’

Like my mother and father before me, I am a proud graduate from Whitefish High School and was equally proud that after a 23-year career in the military with multiple overseas tours, two of my three children were ...

Updated 2 weeks ago
A plan to address the affordability crisis

In my campaign for Congress, I’ve traveled over 35,000 miles to connect with Montanans across the district.

Updated 3 weeks ago
Hosting congressional candidate forum

We are all fortunate to live in a very engaged community where people care deeply about our growth as a city. And though it is hard work showing up for our democracy over and over again, it is also how we tend to...

Updated 3 weeks ago
People in congress need to work for us

People in Congress must represent all of us. Their job is to work on the many complex problems that our state and country face. These problems are real.

Updated 3 weeks ago
The importance of debate

Monica Tranel and John Lamb, Democrat and Libertarian running for Montana’s new Congressional seat, have agreed to debate each other in every county in the western district.

Updated 4 weeks ago
Ranked Choice Voting a bad idea

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in Montana primary elections being promoted by Marc Racicot and Bob Brown is a terrible idea. Until Montana has an unbiased and even-handed media, we are better off keeping the current ...

Updated 4 weeks ago
Free and open primary elections

In his farewell address, George Washington, “In contemplating the causes which may disturb our Union” warned of the grave dangers of political parties then just developing at the time of his departure from the pr...

Updated 4 weeks ago
Build it and they will come

When a developer seeks to build 268 housing units and 73 resort RV stalls in one of the most beautiful places in Montana, ‘they’ will come.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Inflation is moderating, but not for Northwestern Energy customers

I woke up to news last week that the US inflation rate is moderating. Good news – unless you are a customer of Northwestern Energy.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Buchanan is independent choice for an effective voice in congress

One of the first lessons I learned on becoming a state legislator was to make it as easy as possible for other legislators to agree with me. I saw how those who demonstrated both competence and goodwill were take...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Dave Fern: Burdens facing many residential property owners

Like many of you who are homeowners, my property taxes have taken an upward trajectory in the last few years.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Tribute to Winter Carnival legend Rick Donahue

Our community is sparked and powered by heroes hidden in plain sight, working tirelessly and over a long time to create goodness for the benefit of us all.

Updated 3 months ago
City should deny dock variance request on lake

They want what they want, and everyone can deal with it. Birch Hill, a homeowner’s association south around the lake from The Lodge at Whitefish Lake requests a variance from the City of Whitefish (first the req...

Updated 3 months ago
It's Time to Bring Big Medicine Home

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) held their Bison Range Restoration Celebration May 20-22, 2022, which was a monumental day that represented the righting of a terrible time in our U.S. history b...